Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (121)

James Browne

Ceist:

121. Deputy James Browne asked the Taoiseach the 35 largest towns in Ireland in order of size; and the populations of these towns. [11430/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The Census of Population 2016 publications include a comprehensive report titled Profile 2 – Population, Distribution and Movements which was published on the Central Statistics Office website on 11th May 2017.

For Census 2016, new boundaries for towns were created to replace the former 80 Legal towns, as these boundaries were abolished under the Local Government Reform Act, 2014. The new Census towns are defined as a cluster of at least 50 occupied homes with a maximum distance between them of no more than 100 metres and evidence of an urban centre, such as a shop or school within the cluster, as per the UN settlement criteria.

Towns by Area (sq km), population, gender and density, 2016

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Towns

Total population

Males 

Females

Area (sq km)

Population density (persons per sq km) 

1

Drogheda

40956

19993

20963

14.8

2776.6

2

Swords

39248

19337

19911

10.4

3791.7

3

Dundalk

39004

19137

19867

23.6

1651

4

Bray

32600

15712

16888

8.1

4035.7

5

Navan (An Uaimh)

30173

14754

15419

12.9

2332.8

6

Kilkenny

26512

12923

13589

12.5

2115.9

7

Ennis

25276

12069

13207

19.6

1286.6

8

Carlow

24272

11940

12332

11.8

2063.4

9

Tralee

23691

11376

12315

18.8

1260.6

10

Droichead Nua

22742

11203

11539

8.8

2578.2

11

Portlaoise

22050

11380

10670

12.1

1829.3

12

Naas

21393

10492

10901

8.3

2567.7

13

Athlone

21349

10607

10742

15.9

1338.8

14

Mullingar

20928

10190

10738

13.3

1575

15

Wexford

20188

9784

10404

20.2

998

16

Letterkenny

19274

9375

9899

15.5

1240

17

Sligo

19199

9238

9961

10.3

1858.5

18

Greystones

18140

8799

9341

8.9

2036.6

19

Clonmel

17140

8433

8707

10.5

1636.4

20

Tullamore

14607

7091

7516

13.3

1101.5

21

Killarney

14504

6916

7588

8.1

1796.3

22

Midleton

12496

6101

6395

7.8

1611.6

23

Mallow

12459

6055

6404

8.2

1517.9

24

Castlebar

12068

5789

6279

7.9

1534.8

25

Cavan

10914

5254

5660

8.2

1337.3

26

Ballina

10171

4946

5225

6.7

1508.9

27

Longford

10008

4916

5092

7.2

1387.3

28

Shannon

9729

4829

4900

7

1387.5

29

Tuam

8767

4253

4514

6.5

1354.4

30

Thurles

7940

3821

4119

6.9

1151.3

31

Monaghan

7678

3731

3947

6.7

1146.1

32

Buncrana

6785

3309

3476

8.3

821.9

33

Ballinasloe

6662

3253

3409

8.6

773.8

34

Westport

6198

2936

3262

7.8

798.1

35

Roscommon

5876

2834

3042

9.1

644.8

Question No. 122 answered with Question No. 79.